Three people have now been arrested in connection with the 2018 overdose death of rapper Mac Miller, TMZ reports.
TMZ obtained text messages between the “Cinderella” rapper and Cameron James Pettit, 28, that reveal that Miller asked Pettit to obtain drugs for him. Federal prosecutors announced Pettit’s arrest on September 4, charged with a single count of distribution of a controlled substance, according to ABC7. An affidavit filed in the case said that Pettit provided Miller with counterfeit oxycodone tablets that contained fentanyl on September 5, 2018. Miller, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, was found unresponsive at his home two days later.
On Tuesday, Lake Havasu, Arizona, police arrested Ryan Reavis, 36, following a search connected to Miller’s death, Arizona Central reported. TMZ’s report says that Reavis was the runner who delivered Miller’s drugs to Pettit from the man he bought them from, Stephen “Stevie” Walter. Walter, who was arrested Monday in Los Angeles, was on supervised release from an earlier drug convictions, 9&10 News reported.
Walter has been charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
The complaint against Pettit also said that Miller bought drugs from Mia Pascal Johansson the same night he bought drugs from Pettit, but only Pettit’s drugs contained fentanyl. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said Miller’s death was caused by a mixture of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol.
Miller, who was 26 when he died, reportedly battled substance abuse for years. A few months before his death, his relationship with singer Ariane Grande ended. Grande said that Miller’s addiction played a large role in their breakup.
“I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be,” Grande wrote on Twitter. “I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his s**t together is a very major problem.”
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